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Bridgerton star Regé-Jean Page says he was NEVER returning for second series

Bridgerton star Regé-Jean Page says he was NEVER returning for second series

Bridgerton star Rege-Jean Page was noticed leaving his Los Angeles condominium as he was seen for the primary time since asserting his departure from the present.

The actor, 31, was seen carrying baggage out to his driver sporting a form-fitting gray T-shirt and a pair of tracksuit bottoms in north Hollywood on Friday.

It comes after Rege-Jean revealed he was by no means planning to return to the interval drama for its second series because it was confirmed his character will not seem once more.

Stepping out: Bridgerton star Rege-Jean Page was spotted leaving his Los Angeles apartment as he was seen for the first time since announcing his departure from the show

Stepping out: Bridgerton star Rege-Jean Page was noticed leaving his Los Angeles condominium as he was seen for the primary time since asserting his departure from the present

Rege-Jean, who performs the Duke of Hastings Simon Bassett on display screen, seemed to be transferring to a brand new location judging by the suitcase in his hand.

The display screen star, who’s rumoured to be within the shortlist to play the subsequent Bond, was additionally sporting a face masks and carried a black rucksack on his again.

The outing got here hours after the information broke that he will not be returning to Bridgerton for a second series, which was confirmed earlier this yr. 

Outing: The actor, 31, was seen carrying luggage out to his driver wearing a form-fitting grey T-shirt and a pair of tracksuit bottoms in north Hollywood on Friday

Outing: The actor, 31, was seen carrying baggage out to his driver sporting a form-fitting gray T-shirt and a pair of tracksuit bottoms in north Hollywood on Friday

News: It comes after Rege-Jean revealed he was never planning to return to the period drama for its second series as it was confirmed his character won't appear again

Information: It comes after Rege-Jean revealed he was by no means planning to return to the interval drama for its second series because it was confirmed his character will not seem once more

On the move? Rege-Jean, who plays the Duke of Hastings Simon Bassett on screen, appeared to be moving to a new location judging by the suitcase in his hand

On the move? Rege-Jean, who plays the Duke of Hastings Simon Bassett on screen, appeared to be moving to a new location judging by the suitcase in his hand

On the transfer? Rege-Jean, who performs the Duke of Hastings Simon Bassett on display screen, seemed to be transferring to a brand new location judging by the suitcase in his hand

Rege-Jean mentioned the present had a ‘one-season arc’ and his character’s story was finalised in a single series. 

He instructed Selection: ‘It is a one-season arc. It is going to have a starting, center, finish – give us a yr.

‘That is attention-grabbing,’ as a result of then it felt like a restricted series. I get to come back in, I get to contribute my bit after which the Bridgerton household rolls on.’

Belongings: The screen star, who is rumoured to be among the shortlist to play the next Bond, was also sporting a face mask and carried a black rucksack on his back

Belongings: The display screen star, who’s rumoured to be among the many shortlist to play the subsequent Bond, was additionally sporting a face masks and carried a black rucksack on his again

Devastated fans: The outing came hours after the news broke that he won't be returning to Bridgerton for a second series, which was confirmed earlier this year

Devastated fans: The outing came hours after the news broke that he won't be returning to Bridgerton for a second series, which was confirmed earlier this year

Devastated followers: The outing got here hours after the information broke that he will not be returning to Bridgerton for a second series, which was confirmed earlier this yr

Rege-Jean’s exit has solely fuelled hypothesis that he will exchange Daniel Craig as the subsequent James Bond, as his odds had been slashed to play the enduring spy.

In January, Rege-Jean was the bookies favourites to tackle 007 after he hinted he could possibly be a very good contender to succeed Daniel Craig.

And now the percentages have been slashed after the display screen star introduced he will not be returning to season two.

Bookies have dropped odds from 5/1 to simply 7/2 following the shock information because it has ‘strengthened’ his probabilities of getting the position.

No going back! Rege-Jean said the show had a 'one-season arc' and his character's story was finalised in one series

No going again! Rege-Jean mentioned the present had a ‘one-season arc’ and his character’s story was finalised in a single series

A number of huge names have been tipped for the position for the reason that announcement that Craig will likely be stepping down, as stars together with Idris Elba and Outlander’s Sam Heughan have all been instructed as contenders for the half.  

Tom Hardy and Jame Norton additionally lead the checklist of potential future 007s with odds of two/1 and 5/2 – respectively – on the bookies.

Alex Apati of Ladbrokes mentioned: ‘Rege-Jean Page has been tipped as a possible Daniel Craig alternative and right this moment’s shock Bridgerton information has solely strengthened his probabilities of getting the gig. 

007? In January, the actor was the bookies favourites to take on 007 after he hinted he could be a good contender to succeed Daniel Craig (pictured in No Time To Die)

007? In January, the actor was the bookies favourites to tackle 007 after he hinted he could possibly be a very good contender to succeed Daniel Craig (pictured in No Time To Die) 

Again in January, Regé-Jean hinted that he could possibly be a very good contender to succeed Daniel Craig as James Bond.

The actor was main the bookies favourites to tackle the position on the time and followers had additionally thrown their assist behind him. 

Regé-Jean added gas to the hearth when he took to Twitter to share a glimpse of his character Simon Bassett, Duke Of Hastings, and referenced 007’s iconic drink order as he wrote: ‘Regency, royalty Shaken and stirred.’  

Hint: Ahead of the show's release in December, Regé-Jean took to Twitter to share a glimpse of his character Simon Bassett, Duke Of Hastings, and referenced 007's iconic drink order

Trace: Forward of the present’s launch in December, Regé-Jean took to Twitter to share a glimpse of his character Simon Bassett, Duke Of Hastings, and referenced 007’s iconic drink order

It has beforehand been instructed that the brand new series will centre round Andrew Bridgerton, performed by Jonathan Bailey, and his quest to discover a spouse. 

The hit Netflix series took to its official Twitter account to disclose that the actor, who performs Simon Basset, will not be showing on season two.

The account confirmed that Rege-Jean’s on-screen spouse Phoebe Dynevor will return for the subsequent instalment of the streaming phenomenon.

Regé-Jean, who is about to star in The Grey Man, additionally took to Instagram to substantiate the information as he emotionally mentioned it had been a ‘pleasure and a privilege to be your Duke’. 

Bridgerton followers, together with Kim Kardashian, had been left devastated by the shock exit as they took to social media to share their heartbreak.

Shock: Bridgerton heart-throb Regé-Jean Page will not return for series two, it was announced on Friday (pictured in character)

Shock: Bridgerton heart-throb Regé-Jean Page won’t return for series two, it was introduced on Friday (pictured in character)  

In a tongue-in-cheek assertion penned because the mysterious present lead Woman Whistledown, Bridgerton tweeted: ‘Your Grace, it has been a pleasure.’   

The assertion learn: ‘Expensive Readers, whereas all eyes flip to Lord Anthony Bridgerton’s quest to discover a Viscountess, we bid adieu to Regé-Jean Page, who so triumphantly performed the Duke of Hastings. 

‘We’ll miss Simon’s presence onscreen, however he will at all times be part of the Bridgerton household. 

‘Daphne will stay a loyal spouse and sister, serving to her brother navigate the upcoming social season and what it has to supply – extra intrigue and romance than my readers might be able to bear. Yours really, Woman Whistledown.’

Statement: The hit Netflix series took to its official Twitter account to reveal that the actor, 31, who plays Simon Basset, the Duke of Hastings, will not be back

Assertion: The hit Netflix series took to its official Twitter account to disclose that the actor, 31, who performs Simon Basset, the Duke of Hastings, won’t be again

Regé-Jean later confirmed his present exit in his personal assertion posted to Instagram the place he shared an image of himself in character and behind-the-scenes.

He penned: ‘The experience of a life time. It has been an absolute pleasure and a privilege to be your Duke. 

‘Becoming a member of this household – not simply on display screen, however off display screen too. Our extremely artistic and beneficiant solid, crew, excellent followers – it is all been past something I may have imagined.’

Signing off his message, he added: ‘The love is actual and can simply continue to grow ❤️❤️❤️.’ 

Emotional: Regé-Jean later confirmed his show exit in his own statement posted to Instagram where he shared a picture of himself in character and behind-the-scenes

Emotional: Regé-Jean later confirmed his present exit in his personal assertion posted to Instagram the place he shared an image of himself in character and behind-the-scenes 

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The official Netflix account additionally re-shared the identical assertion, including: ‘You may at all times be our Simon, Regé.

Whereas present creator Shonda Rhimes additionally launched an announcement about Regé-Jean’s exit from the steamy interval drama series.

The producer and screenwriter, 51, tweeted: ‘Bear in mind: the Duke isn’t gone. He is simply ready to be binge watched once more. #ShondalandMenOnNetflixAreForever.’

Followers, together with Kim Kardashian, had been left devastated over the information as they took to social media to share their heartbreak. 

Kim, 40, commented on the official Bridgerton Instagram web page with: ‘Wait!!! WHAT????’

Sad: The official Netflix account also re-shared the same statement, adding: 'You’ll always be our Simon, Regé.'

Unhappy: The official Netflix account additionally re-shared the identical assertion, including: ‘You may at all times be our Simon, Regé.’ 

Show creator: Show creator Shonda Rhimes also released a statement about Regé-Jean's exit from the steamy period drama series

Present creator: Present creator Shonda Rhimes additionally launched an announcement about Regé-Jean’s exit from the steamy interval drama series 

A unique fan mentioned: ‘This cannot be true??!!?? Simon is the present.’ 

One other viewer commented: ‘Thanks @regejean for being the most effective Duke we may ever dream of!’ 

Whereas a special account added: ‘Oh no!! I assumed he was a going to be a facet character. I do not suppose I am going to watch it with out him…’ 

Bridgerton follows the self-titled household and the way their lives are turned upside-down by the revelations of the illusive and nameless Woman Whistledown in London. 

Superfan: Bridgerton fans, including Kim Kardashian, were left devastated by the shock exit as they took to social media to share their heartbreak

Superfan: Bridgerton followers, together with Kim Kardashian, had been left devastated by the shock exit as they took to social media to share their heartbreak 

Woah! Kim, 40, commented on the official Bridgerton Instagram page with: 'Wait!!! WHAT????'

Woah! Kim, 40, commented on the official Bridgerton Instagram web page with: ‘Wait!!! WHAT????’

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The primary series had a robust give attention to the love story of Simon Basset, the Duke of Hastings, performed by Regé-Jean Page, and Daphne Bridgerton, performed by Phoebe Dynevor. 

The 2 characters begin out as associates as a ploy to idiot London’s elite and Woman Whistledown herself. 

But after falling in love, Simon is compelled to confront his interior demons after vowing to by no means marry or sire an inheritor to his dukedom out of spite to his late abusive father.  

Bridgerton was formally renewed by Netflix for series 2 in January after weeks of hypothesis. 

Candid: Regé-Jean told Variety that the 'short-term commitment' to the role was an appeal for him as it is a 'one-season arc' (pictured on the Graham Norton Show in February)

Candid: Regé-Jean instructed Selection that the ‘short-term dedication’ to the position was an attraction for him as it’s a ‘one-season arc’ (pictured on the Graham Norton Present in February)

Who’s Regé-Jean Page and what’s subsequent for the Bridgerton heart-throb?

Regé-Jean Page lived in North London as a young person after rising up in Harare, Zimbabwe. He spent the vast majority of his 20s in Los Angeles. 

The actor, 31, has at all times been destined for stardom and as a young person he was the lead singer of rock band The Tremendous Nashwan Youngsters.

In unearthed snaps taken between 2005 to 2009, Regé-Jean appeared worlds away from his excessive society position as he rocked purple hair and jammed on stage along with his band. 

The actor commanded consideration as he placed on a present for packed audiences in Camden, London, whereas being the group’s lead singer again within the noughties. 

Regé-Jean went on to have small roles in dramas akin to Casualty and [email protected] Metropolis in 2005. 

The actor additionally appeared in Recent Meat in 2013, Waterloo Highway in 2015 and For The Individuals in 2018-2019. 

Regé-Jean soared to fame as Simon Basset, the Duke of Hastings, in series certainly one of Netflix’s Bridgerton.

The actor is about to star in Netflix’s new rival to Bond film within the streaming large’s upcoming motion movie The Grey Man. 

Regé-Jean will seem alongside Ryan Gosling, 40, and Ana De Armas, 32, in the espionage motion thriller, which is about to be the ‘biggest-budget movie’ in Netflix’s historical past. 

The actor, whose character is but to be revealed, may also be part of Billy Bob Thornton, 65, and Alfre Woodard, 68, and Chris Evans, 39. 

Again in January, Regé-Jean hinted that he could possibly be a very good contender to succeed Daniel Craig as James Bond.

The actor was main the bookies favourites to tackle the position on the time and followers had additionally thrown their assist behind him. 

Regé-Jean added gas to the hearth when he took to Twitter to share a glimpse of his character Simon Bassett, Duke Of Hastings, and referenced 007’s iconic drink order as he wrote: ‘Regency, royalty Shaken and stirred.’

The information comes amid claims the actor has secured a lead position within the upcoming journey movie, Dungeon & Dragons. 

Hooray! Bridgerton was officially renewed by Netflix for series 2 in January after weeks of speculation

Hooray! Bridgerton was formally renewed by Netflix for series 2 in January after weeks of hypothesis

The actor is about to star in Netflix’s new rival to Bond film within the streaming large’s upcoming motion movie The Grey Man. 

In line with Deadline, Regé-Jean will seem alongside Ryan Gosling, 40, and Ana De Armas, 32, in the espionage motion thriller, which is about to be the ‘biggest-budget movie’ in Netflix’s historical past.

The actor, whose character is but to be revealed, may also be part of Billy Bob Thornton, 65, and Alfre Woodard, 68, and Chris Evans, 39.

Taking to Instagram to substantiate the information in March, Regé-Jean shared a screenshot of the announcement as he added three clarification marks.

With hints of a Bond-inspired storyline, Deadline experiences the thriller will centre round ‘a contract murderer and former CIA operative Court docket Gentry (Gosling) as he’s hunted throughout the globe by Lloyd Hansen (Evans) a former cohort of Gentry’s on the CIA’. 

Quest for love: The second season will focus on Anthony Bridgerton's (Jonathan Bailey) quest to find a wife after his turbulent affair with opera singer Siena Rosso was played out in the first series (pictured in show still)

Quest for love: The second season will give attention to Anthony Bridgerton’s (Jonathan Bailey) quest to discover a spouse after his turbulent affair with opera singer Siena Rosso was performed out within the first series (pictured in present nonetheless) 

Manufacturing for the star-studded Netflix motion film is reportedly set to start out in Los Angeles in two weeks time and the film is claimed to hav a $200million price range.

Deadline experiences: ‘The on-demand platform is hoping that it’ll kick-start a brand new movie franchise with a James Bond degree of scale.’

Joe and Anthony Russo are directing after creating the undertaking for a while with Sony. The movie is claimed to have gone again available on the market over the summer time and was picked up by Netflix. 

The Russos additionally wrote the script with updates from Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely.

The Grey Man relies on the primary instalment within the best-selling e book series of the identical identify. The primary e book was creator Mark Greaney’s debut novel in 2009. 

Busy bee! The actor is set to star in Netflix 's new rival to Bond movie in the streaming giant's upcoming action film The Gray Man (pictured in New York City in February)

Busy bee! The actor is about to star in Netflix ‘s new rival to Bond film within the streaming large’s upcoming motion movie The Grey Man (pictured in New York Metropolis in February) 

Regé-Jean Page lived in North London as a young person after rising up in Harare, Zimbabwe. He spent the vast majority of his 20s in Los Angeles. 

The actor has at all times been destined for stardom and as a young person he was the lead singer of rock band The Tremendous Nashwan Youngsters.

In unearthed snaps taken between 2005 to 2009, Regé-Jean  appeared worlds away from his excessive society position as he rocked purple hair and jammed on stage along with his band. 

Star-studded! Regé-Jean joins a star-studded cast with Ana De Armas, pictured in 2019, and Ryan Gosling, also involved with the project

Pictured: Ryan Gosling pictured in 2018

Star-studded! Regé-Jean joins a star-studded solid with Ana De Armas, left, and  Ryan Gosling, proper, additionally concerned with the undertaking  

The actor commanded consideration as he placed on a present for packed audiences in Camden, London, whereas being the group’s lead singer again within the noughties. 

Regé-Jean went on to have small roles in dramas akin to Casualty and [email protected] Metropolis in 2005. 

The actor additionally appeared in Recent Meat in 2013, Waterloo Highway in 2015 and For The Individuals in 2018-2019.  

Success: Bridgerton debuted on Christmas Day and has remained in the top spot on Netflix's most-watched list ever since, proving to be a mammoth success

Success: Bridgerton debuted on Christmas Day and has remained within the high spot on Netflix’s most-watched checklist ever since, proving to be a mammoth success 

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